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ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election.

IDAHO FALLS — In a Thursday visit to Idaho Falls, White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told public officials that testing and mask use must become more widespread in East Idaho, according to Eastern Idaho Public Health Director Geri Rackow.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state sent shockwaves through the Pacific Northwest on Friday and threatened to increase tensions in the region around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with…

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 130 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 5674. Out of the 5674 cases, 4682 have recovered from COVID-19. See county case counts below:

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan promised Friday to avoid shelling residential areas amid the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a pledge that follows a day of talks in Geneva even as Azerbaijani troops pushed deeper into the separatist territory.

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 15-year-old William Cox of Chad Bryant Racing is continuing his own personal tradition of excellence in auto racing after recently winning the Fall Classic season finale at Orange County (N.C.) Speedway on Oct. 24, 2020.

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GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week in more legal fallout from the country's state-backed doping saga.

IDAHO FALLS — During a visit to Idaho on Thursday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s Global Health Ambassador, met with Gov. Brad Little, Idaho State University President Kevin Satterlee and state and regional leaders to discuss ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Idaho.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s populist President John Magufuli has been declared the overwhelming winner of a second term amid allegations of widespread election fraud, while the ruling party won enough seats in parliament to change the constitution.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president's vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to r…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as a long-feared second wave of coronavirus strains hospitals, officials in many hard-hit states are resisting taking stronger action to stop the spread, with public fatigue, skepticism and political calculations running up against and contravening pleas from hea…

POCATELLO — A California company that developed a specialized thermometer to track the spread of infectious diseases in real time has identified Southeast Idaho as one of six U.S. regions primed for a COVID-19 surge.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials on Friday announced new COVID-19 metrics to determine when students can return to K-12 schools for in-person learning, with the aim of getting more children back into the classroom.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual voice message. It was from a white colleague, unaware his Apple Watch had recorded him, blurting out the Black trooper’s name followed by a searing racial slur.

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BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday.

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NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam.

LITITZ, Pennsylvania (AP) — They began to arrive more than 40 hours before President Donald Trump took the stage in this stretch of rural Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies remain a common sight. By 10 p.m., a small group had set up an overnight camp on lawn chairs as a cold drizzle set in.

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.

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WAUKEGAN, Ill, (AP) — An Illinois judge said he will decide late Friday afternoon whether a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate charged with kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Colorado girl who disappeared after a holiday concert over 30 years ago made his first court appearance in the state on Friday.

BOZEMAN. Mont. — A teenage boy was sentenced Thursday to the Montana Department of Corrections after admitting he took part in killing his 12-year-old nephew earlier this year at their home near West Yellowstone.

Nathan Apodaca, also known as Doggface, has spent the last week in Las Vegas and Los Angeles rubbing elbows with celebrities, getting showered in gifts and picking up major advertising deals. Apodaca has been documenting his journey on social media.

Facebook has suspended a local lawmaker’s page, leading him to question whether it may have been motivated by politics, in particular some of his COVID-19 posts.

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BOZEMAN. Mont. — A teenage boy was sentenced Thursday to the Montana Department of Corrections after admitting he took part in killing his 12-year-old nephew earlier this year at their home near West Yellowstone.

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Nathan Apodaca, also known as Doggface, has spent the last week in Las Vegas and Los Angeles rubbing elbows with celebrities, getting showered in gifts and picking up major advertising deals. Apodaca has been documenting his journey on social media.

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Facebook has suspended a local lawmaker’s page, leading him to question whether it may have been motivated by politics, in particular some of his COVID-19 posts.

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Over 220-million-years-ago, burrowed deep in the ground of what is now Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, lived the Skybalonyx. Though the Skybalonyx predates most dinosaurs, it was only recently discovered by Xavier Jenkins, an Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student.